peg (one) down to (something)

(redirected from pegged down to)

peg (one) down to (something)

To force someone to conform to something, such as a standard, a set of rules, a course of action, etc. We've never been able to peg my brother down to the rules my parents set. He's always just been rebellious and stubborn like that. Anyone trying to peg him down to a logical, consistent ideology is on a fool's errand. I know the artist doesn't like being pegged down to any one genre or style.
See also: down, peg
References in periodicals archive ?
We also had an aeroplane signalling-sheet which was pegged down to the ground to send messages to an aeroplane circling overhead, which had a kind of horn attached to it which conked back answers in Morse.
The home side were pegged down to a 20-over total of 83-8, Callan McCabe's opening 27 and Alex Muldoon's 20 being the only two bright spots as two outstanding bowling spells put them under pressure.
Shropshire are hoping the match will attract a bumper crowd with admission prices having been pegged down to just PS5.
Traditionally this is also the month for LAYERING and rhododendrons, together with camellias and clematis, can all have branches pegged down to the ground or to a pot of compost.
Total revenue growth is being pegged down to 6% or to $10.8bn from the 10%, $11.3bn the brokerage had been expecting.